It depends a lot on the specific farm - small, family generally being a good choice - but if you live on the west coast, it can actually be fairly environmental to buy a local christmas tree, as long as you are in somewhere like portland, seattle, san fran, where the city composts all the trees, or in a rural area where you could compost yourself. Young trees grow fast and take in a large amount of carbon which is no longer in the atmosphere (unless the tree is burnt or landfilled) and it is sustainable for the land if done right (diversity of trees, good farming practices).
Are There Any Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Options?
|11/21/11 2:12 AM|
My major concern with this is that it is showing a children's bookshelf...I'd really want to be sure the wood was heat treated and that I knew everything that it had been used to ship (ie not pesticides, etc) before being comfortable with that.
Before and After: A DIY Pallet Bookshelf
Little Lucy Lu
|6/7/11 12:44 PM|
I agree with all the rust comments; these just won't last very long and will ruin some lovely tins. I use these same tins filling them with wax to make candles. The tin can get hot, but I haven't seen any damage. Also, some of the tins leak a little at the crease on the bottom when they are made, but just let them cool on a easily cleaned workspace and scrape off a few beads of wax afterward.
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